Candle Plant
Senecio articulatus

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Does not need fertilizer.
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 6.6 - 7.8
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity very poisonous


Climate desert



Other common names Hot Dog Cactus
Family Asteraceae
Other scientific names Kleinia articulata


Growth form subshrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • cream
  • yellow
Leaf color
  • gray
  • green